Next Saturday, April 23, 2022 is Record Store Day where amazing artists put out rare, collectible releases that are ONLY available at independent record stores.

  • America
  • David Bowie
  • Alice Cooper
  • Def Leppard
  • Rolling Stones
  • Alice in Chains
  • Allman Brothers
  • Bad Co
  • The Cure
  • Foo Fighters
  • Gojira
  • Grateful Dead
  • Kirk Hammett (featuring his 1st ever solo material outside of Metallica)
  • Joan Jett
  • Judas Priest
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Pixies
  • Ramones
  • Lou Reed
  • The Replacements
  • Santana
  • Pete Townshend
  • U2

Co-Op Records of Moline is offering a buy 3, get 1 Free. Any combination of vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray qualifies for the discount.  They're open from 9am til 9pm at 3727 Avenue of the Cities, Moline.

Ragged Records is taking part in Record Store Day at both locations in Davenport and in Rock Island where this year they will be giving away free custom printed Ragged Record Store Day Tote Bags stuffed full of free giveaways to the first 200 customers.

Ragged Records is open at 311 E 2nd Street Davenport and at 311 21st Street Rock Island, IL (next to Rozz Tox)

Now, only Ragged Records & Co-op Records are actual "Record Store Day" stores.  But RSD is always a great reminder to support local independent record stores.

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The Underground is at 210 6th Ave S, Clinton, IA and has a ton of great vinyl and collectibles.

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Nate's Record Resale has 1,500+ curated LPs at Doodads in Downtown Davenport (430 W 3rd Street Davenport) along with 45s, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, VHS tapes and other retro memorabilia and collectibles. Something for everybody! New stuff often!

For a full list of RSD titles here!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

How Would You Rate Your First Beer Back in the Day?

We asked the Quad Cities what their first beer was. Then we got on BeerAdvocate.com to see check out some reviews. Here are the best and some of the worst ones I found...